I work for a firm that’s heavily invested in SQL – a team that needs to have developers who know their way around relational databases and MySQL in particular. I want to show you how I run interviews for our development positions.
Everybody has their own methods and opinions on how to conduct technical interviews. I’ve found that I generally dislike interviews that focus either on whiteboard puzzles or obscure technical details, since they don’t really show how well the candidate is at what really matters: building functioning, quality apps. I really like running the interview like we’re talking about the design for a new product. …[Read more...]